Dakar Off The Beaten Path

  • Lac Rose (Pink Lake)
    Lac Rose (Pink Lake)
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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    Gorée - the slave island

    by globetrott Written Jul 11, 2014

    Goree is a small island not far from the port of Dakar and you will pass by it, when your cruiseship enters or leaves the port of Dakar.
    From the distance you will see the round fortification, where untill 1848 thousands of slaves had been held in prison before they were taken by ship to America.
    You can go there several times a day by Ferry and one of the tours by our cruiseship did go there as well, but I did not have enough time for that.

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    The Dakar Railway Station

    by globetrott Written Jul 11, 2014

    Dakar is the end of the Dakar–Niger Railway between Koulikoro in Mali and Dakar with a total length of 1287km, and its construction started at the end of the 19th century and was finished in 1924.
    Not far from the port of Dakar you will find that trainstation. The Dakar–Niger Railway was mainly used for the transportation of goods between the Niger river and the port of Dakar , but its service ended in 2010.

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    Amazing natural resource

    by heights13 Written Jul 29, 2005
    Lac Rose (Pink Lake)

    The Lac Rose is not so much "off the beaten path" but it is located outside of the city so walking is not an option. There are still several vendors selling their touristy wares. It is amazing to see how the salt is harvested.

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    • Eco-Tourism
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    Goree Island

    by frankcanfly Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Located just off the coast near Dakar, Goree Island houses a slave museum. This is where soon to be exported slaves were held in incubation before departing for far destinations.

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